General Robert E. Lee - Original wartime photograph of the Confederate commanding General in uniform. Backmark: E.W. Beckwith Alexandria, Va. The picture was taken by Mathew Brady, shortly after Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Lee is wearing his confederate uniform. At the time the photograph was taken, it was unclear what punishment might be given to Lee for his pivotal role in the Civil War.
Inventory Number: CDV 279